SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Senior first baseman Nathan Minnich (Waynesboro, PA/Waynesboro Area Sr.) of the Shepherd University baseball team has been selected as the 2012 Rawlings/ABCA Division II Player of the Year. The award marked the fourth time Minnich has garnered national player of the year honors this season.
Minnich recorded a .487 batting average with 74 hits in 152 at-bats this year. He led the Rams in hits (74), runs batted in (72), runs (69), total bases (149), walks (62), home runs (21), slugging percentage (.980) on base percentage (.645), and batting average (.487). Minnich leads NCAA II in on base percentage, slugging percentage, runs batted in, and base on balls per game, while ranking second in batting average, home runs, home runs per game, and base on balls in the latest rankings. He is ranked in the top five nationally in four other categories. Minnich has set numerous career and season records for the Rams this year.
Rawlings/ABCA Division II All-America Team